Ahmad Jamal

Complete Live at the Pershing Lounge 1958 (81260)

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Complete Live at the Pershing Lounge 1958

Ahmad Jamal

State of Art

8436569194140

SAR 156328

81260

JAZZ

1

CD 6,60 €

MINI-LP PAPERSLEEVE GATEFOLD REPLICAS WITH OBI

LIMITED EDITION CD RELEASE

2 ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON 1 CD PLUS 2 BONUS TRACKS

Although they were not Ahmad Jamal’sfirst recordings, the 1958 Pershing and Spotlite performances marked the beginning of his success. The original album But Not for Me, taped at the Pershing Lounge in Chicago on January 16 & 17, 1958, included eight of the 43 tunes played by the trio, which were carefully selected by the pianist himself. For this reason, they are also the first eight tracks on our collection. Two years later, the album’s success tempted the original producers to release eleven more tunes (tracks 9-19), which were again selectedunder the supervision of Jamal’s attentive ears. It is believed that the unused material was put aside and subsequently lost.

PERSONNEL:

  • AHMAD JAMAL, piano
  • ISRAEL CROSBY, bass
  • VERNELL FOURNIER, drums

Live at the Pershing Lounge, Chicago, January 16 & 17, 1958.

[1-8]: Originally released as At the Pershing –But Not For Me

[9-19]: Originally released as At the Pershing Vol.2

TRACKS:

  • 01 BUT NOT FOR ME
  • 02 THE SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON TOP
  • 03 MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT
  • 04 MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! (PUT ANOTHER NICKEL IN)
  • 05 THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE
  • 06 POINCIANA
  • 07 WOODY‘N YOU
  • 08 WHAT’S NEW?
  • 09 TOO LATE NOW
  • 10 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
  • 11 CHEROKEE
  • 12 IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING
  • 13 I’LL REMEMBER APRIL
  • 14 MY FUNNY VALENTINE
  • 15 GONE WITH THE WIND
  • 16 BILLY BOY
  • 17 IT’S YOU OR NO ONE
  • 18 THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
  • 19 POOR BUTTERFLY
  • 20 POINCIANA (Single version) *
  • 21 POINCIANA (1955 Studio version) *
  • TOTAL TIME: 76:34 Min.
  • * BONUS TRACKS